Angus, William Stephenson, 1899-1982, historian

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Angus, William Stephenson, 1899-1982, historian

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William Stephenson Angus was born at Bingley in Yorkshire in 1899, the son of Henry Angus, a general practitioner, and his wife Elizabeth Stephenson. He studied Modern History at Pembroke College, Oxford, followed by a degree in Law at the University of Liverpool.

After a period as Deputy Academic Registrar at a London university, he was in 1930 appointed Registrar of Armstrong College (later King’s College), Newcastle. In 1937 he became Registrar of the University of Durham, a position he held until 1952 when he was appointed Secretary to the University of Aberdeen.

At Durham he was also a member of the Board of the Faculty of Arts and continued his own historical studies, particularly on the history of the Kingdom of Northumbria. In 1937 he published an article on 'The Battlefield of Brunanburh', followed in 1940 by ‘Annals for the Tenth Century in Symeon of Durham’s Historia Regum’, published in Durham University Journal, and in 1965 by a paper on 'Christianity as a Political Force in Northumbria in the Danish and Norse Periods'.

He died at York on 21 October 1982.


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Created by S. A. Shearn, 05.04.17.




'Pembroke College Record' (1982).

'University of Durham Gazette', Vol XXVII (1983).

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